The authors analyze psychologically the communicative production and texts produced during political conflict discussions in Russia,1992-1994 and 1907 (The Second State Duma). It is found that one of the most common intentions is to apprise events, persons and their actions. Conflict communications are characterized by negative evaluation of the opponents and positive evaluation - of ownself and one's supporters. The types of mental "cliches" that appear in such a communication are pointed out. A simple method for quantitative evaluation of appreciative function is offered; the latter can be traced not only in contemporary discussions, but in those of almost a century ago: it shows universal character of the phenomenon.